January 3rd, 2009
09:34 PM ET
14 years ago

Mrs. Obama, two daughters head to D.C.

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/31/art.obama31.gi.jpg caption="Malia and Sasha Obama, pictured here on a recent Hawaiian vacation with the President-elect, traveled to Washington Saturday with Mrs. Obama."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Future First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha have taken a big step in their own transition to the White House.

The Obama women left Chicago and traveled to Washington Saturday, according to a pool report from the president-elect's traveling press corps.

Malia and Sasha Obama are set to begin classes Monday at Sidwell Friends, a private school in the D.C. area. Their father will arrive in Washington on Sunday evening, according to the pool report.

The Obamas are staying at the historic Hay Adams hotel near the White House until January 15, when the official guest residence at the Blair House becomes available to them. They will move into the White House on January 20 after the inauguration.

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soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. clifford

    No Blair house for these Chicago natives. Off to the Hay Adams hotel "projects" is your welcome from the Washington elite!!

    January 3, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  2. Sherrol in Canada

    Good luck Malia and Sasha, happy learning!!! Pres-elect Obama and Michelle could not have picked a better school for their girls.

    January 3, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  3. rachel

    The least you could have done if you are going to have ticker with the title mrs obamar two daughters, is have a picture of Mrs Obama with her two daughters I am sure there are some.

    January 3, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  4. Godluvr

    FLTB Michelle Obama, and daughters,
    May God bless and keep you all. Hope all goes well on your first day of school Malia and Sasha. We are proud of you!

    January 3, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  5. sam

    Shame on you CNN, you are not reporting about the most important thing lately, the Israeli and Palestiniian conflict, instead just flooding us with news about Burris and Blago. So stupid please get real.

    January 3, 2009 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  6. Proud American

    So, when are they coming to move Bush's trailer?

    January 3, 2009 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  7. TM

    I wish Malia and Sasha well as they enter a new school and new era in their lives. I wish their parents well and pray for wisdom and good judgment for all of our country's leaders.

    January 3, 2009 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  8. Messiah watch

    CNN has blood on its hands. Your support for Hamas and Obama has brought us closer to war with Iran than anytime in the last 20 years.

    CNN should be demanding that their man, Obama, speak NOW and endorse whatever actions Israel must take. Instead of putting up vapid pieces of crap about the Obama family.

    January 3, 2009 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  9. aht

    Such an exciting time for all of America! Wishing Malia and Sasha the best as they start off in a new school. Along with their parents, they are a breath of fresh air that was long needed by our country. Good luck, young ladies!

    January 3, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  10. Proud American


    January 3, 2009 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  11. Messiah watch

    The public schools in DC and Chicago have been created by the Democrat party. DC has the highlest level of spending per student than any district in the U.S. It is the worst in the U.S. Obama should submerge his daughters in the cesspool created by his party. Democrat party elitist are worse than Hamas.

    January 3, 2009 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  12. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    God bless the Obama Family and God bless America!

    January 3, 2009 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  13. melvin

    whats going on with michelle in barack,you do not see them together in public like you use too,alot of people are beginning to talk,it appears to me that they have seperated,but is only staying together because of the kids. SO WHATS GOING ON

    January 3, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  14. Michael J,

    I had the opportunity to spend a few days at the Hay-Adams a few years ago and it was amazing...and I was nowhere close to the Presidential Suite where the Obama's will be living for the next 15 days.
    President Elect Obama and his family can wait until the 15th to move into Blair House just like all the other presidents and their families before them.

    January 3, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  15. Mike, Syracuse NY

    At $5000/night, I'm sure Hay-Adams isn't the 'projects'. For the inevitable whiners, Blair House has traditionally been made available to the President-Elect 5 days before inauguration. Why is it that Obama deserves treatment better than every other PE? Oh, that's right, I forgot, He's the Second Coming.

    January 3, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  16. Brian

    Bush may say no, but Obama says, "yes we can".

    Will Obama's daughters get the best education?
    Yes they can.

    Will Obama move to Washington as soon as possible?
    Yes he can.

    Will Obama be ready to take over leadership of this country and hit the ground running on day one?
    Yes he will.

    Are we ready for change?
    Yes we are!

    January 3, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  17. Renee/ American abroad Switzerland

    Where else should they stay?? The Holiday Inn? Since the Blair House has been BOOKED by the current Prez and his family , the President Elect and has family has no other choice but to stay in a hotel.

    Lose the hate and find some hope!

    January 3, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  18. Who was Mike Connell?

    @clifford.Ever think about getting a colonoscopy of your mouth?

    January 3, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  19. Dianne72

    I hope Michelle Shaniqua Obama remembers to conduct herself in a ladylike and decorous manner when she moves into the White House.

    January 3, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Please stop the racists hatred. God doesn't like ugly.

    January 3, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  21. Carly from Atlanta

    Please stop the hate. God doesn't like ugly.

    January 3, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  22. Hal B

    The US media is covering the latest Israeli bombings but NONE of them are showing the planes ,,,, that's because they're F15s F16s and Cobra gunships Made in the USA ..

    January 3, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  23. Andreea MD

    A nice and warm welcome to Obama familly! I would like Obama adults to think what they can do with $ 600 or $1200 in Washington area incentive or tax cut! What you people dont understand yet giving away a few hundred doesnt resolve our problems.You gave away millions ( help) to the banks and where we are you know better and what they are doing.The big problems is banks system and coruption at all levels.I love you Obama onest i have a hope but there are way to many sharks around you and you have to take care of them first we know.

    January 3, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  24. seethetruthdemocrat

    poor, poor Obamas they have to stay at the Hay Adams hotel so they can start school the 1st of the year at Sidewell Friends School. Give me a break! What happened is the nation out of the economic crisis? What happened to public education? Or are the Obamas as hypocritical as the auto industries fying 3 private jets to a meeting asking to get a bail out?

    January 3, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  25. erika

    It would have been nice to have a picture with Mrs. Obama.

    January 3, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
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